Boston – Approaching its 50th year in practice, national architecture and interior design firm Dyer Brown has announced its recent certification as an officially certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) by the business voice of the LGBT community and the nation’s exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned and -operated businesses.
As a firm that increasingly values diversity and seeks out certified LGBTBE (Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans Business Enterprise) service providers, Dyer Brown has been certified by the Washington, D.C.-based National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) through its Supplier Diversity Initiative. According to Brent Zeigler, AIA, IIDA, president and principal of Dyer Brown, the NGLCC serves as the business voice of the LGBT community and acts as the nation’s exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned and -operated businesses.
With this designation, Dyer Brown is now eligible to participate in the NGLCC’s supplier diversity programs with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies nationwide. Dyer Brown can also take advantage of a broad array educational opportunities promoted by the NGLCC, and the firm can work to foster business-to-business relationships with other certified LGBTBE companies.
Dyer Brown’s latest announcement signals the firm’s continued robust growth and expansion in both project types and scales. The move also speaks to Dyer Brown’s expansion in new national markets, including higher education and hospitality, which demand vision and experience.